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Lupita Nyong’o: Her Broadway Show Is Making History

Posted February 10, 2016 by jmurray

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o is part of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production “Eclipsed,” an intense play about a five extraordinary women being held captive in Liberia. The show, which started as an off-Broadway production at The Public Theater, also stars Saycon Sengbloh (“The Color Purple“), Pascale Armand (“The Trip to Bountiful”), Akosua Busia (“Mule Bone”) […]

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British Bound: Amber Riley Takes On Effie White

Posted February 8, 2016 by jmurray

Coming off her critically-acclaimed performance in NBC’s live production of “The Wiz,” Amber Riley is now taking on another iconic theater role. The “Glee” actress has signed on to play Effie White in the upcoming revival of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” on London’s West End. Riley’s transatlantic stage debut was first revealed by Daily Mail […]

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Michelle Williams, Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo, Lupita NYoungo & Jennifer Hudson
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The Color Purple: Celebrities Flock To See The Broadway Revival

Posted January 19, 2016 by jmurray

It’s those types of reviews that have celebrities and theatergoers coming in masses to the Great White Way to see the revival of “The Color Purple” at New York’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The much-hyped Broadway musical — produced by Scott Sanders, Oprah Winfrey and others — stars breakout British actress Cynthia Erivo (Celie), Oscar and […]

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Brandy Norwood: Razzle Dazzles Em In “Chicago” on Broadway

Posted July 16, 2015 by jmurray

Grammy winner Brandy Norwood made her Broadway debut in the long-running musical, “Chicago.” Originally launched on the Great White Way in 1975, the Fred Ebb and John Kander production directed by Bob Fosse holds the distinction of being the longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, and is the second longest-running […]

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Open Road: “Motown The Musical” Makes Millions On Tour

Posted April 29, 2015 by jmurray

Missed “Motown The Musical” on Broadway? Well catch the show on the road. The hit theatrical production is currently playing Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its first national tour on May 8, 2015 after kicking off its tour run in Chicago in 2014. “Motown The Musical” has had a successful stint […]

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Road Trip: Tyler Perry Takes Madea On The Road

Posted March 3, 2015 by jmurray

Tyler Perry is returning to the genre that first made him successful – touring plays. The Hollywood mogul is gearing up to hit the road in a new play called “Madea On The Run.” Perry’s new production is only slated for a six week limited run initially. The theatrical tour will kick off in Columbus, […]

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All Aboard: “After Midnight” Prepares To Set Sail

Posted January 20, 2015 by jmurray

The critically acclaimed Broadway production “After Midnight” has inked a partnership with the Norwegian Cruise Line. The show, which originally starred actor Dulé Hill and singer Fantasia Barrino, will debut on the cruise line’s newest and largest ship, the Norwegian Escape starting in November. “After Midnight” opened on the Great White Way in November 2013.  […]

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Push Da Button: Jennifer Hudson Headed To Broadway

Posted January 11, 2015 by jmurray

When AlwaysAList.com sat down with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest conference in 2013 in Dallas, she told us she wasn’t ready to take on the Great White Way. “That’s a dream of mine, but just let me get a little bit older,” Hudson said at the time.  “I’m always used to […]

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Dazzling At Disney: Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” Going 15-Years Strong

Posted October 16, 2014 by jmurray

If you can’t multitask, then Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” is not the show for you. This festive, theatrical experience features dazzling acrobatics, unbelievable human stunts and some really breathtaking usage of simple things like bicycles and trampoline. This super-silly, but completely engaging circus-on-steroids has many elements—some of them you’ll see all happening at once. […]

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Word Play: Vanessa Bell Calloway Brings Zora Neale Hurston Show East

Posted September 17, 2014 by jmurray

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway will play her one-woman show about prolific writer Zora Neale Hurston on the East Coast. “Letters From Zora,” the play Calloway first played at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif., will run from Oct. 9 – 26 at the Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ. The NAACP Image Award-nominated actress […]

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